Gardens in medieval times

Some of these areas have previously been harboring these squares of vegetables, medicinal, aromatic and ceremonial flowers ... called "medieval gardens" or walled gardens, manmade balance in its relations to nature, to the divine, and loaded with symbols.

Need to relax, need for harmony, beauty need, need serenity, the "medieval gardens" fascinate us today:

  • by taking their geometric figures: circle(Earth), the Romanesque arch (archHeavenly), square, spiral, cross and, at their center, the fountain of life:
  • by the number of rich forms of spiritual meanings: 1, 3, 7, 12,
  • by their colors in correspondence with the planets: yellow (Sun), white (Moon), green (Venus), blue (Jupiter), purple (Mercury), red (Mars) black (Saturn).

The "medieval gardens" were often compounds:

  • of the "hortus" garden dedicated to vegetables and condiments,
  • courtyards, massive raised girded plessis chestnut braided for aromatic, dye and perfume plants,
  • garden "simple" gathering medicinal plants,
  • of the flower garden or garden of Mary for flowers and the box reserved for celebrations of holy calendar feasts
  • of fruit tree orchard.

The gardens of the country Moncontour

The Garden of Hildegarde , is an association that takes care of the garden created in the medieval castle ruins.

This garden is accessible during guided tours of the summer or on specific events of the association.
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The Pasture es Chenesis a 100% natural garden accessible visit and open all year Hénon.
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